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and have witnessed history in the making. >> mexico, oh, yes. >> from presidential elections around the world to the most destructive natural disasters. maria has interviewed dictators, revolutionaries, world leaders, heads of state in latin america, and in the united states. she was among the first female journalists to report from the war torn streets of baghdad. george has covered five wars and right after the terrorists attack on september 11th he drove all the way from miami to new york to report on the tragedy firsthand. once he even asked for a vacation to cover the war in afghanistan. an assignment that at the time the network deemed too dangerous. he's had very public encounters with venezuela's hugo chavez, with former cuban dictator fidel castro. the president of bolivia stood up after only six minutes of questioning by him. both ramos and celines both moderated the first bilingual presidential debate. and most recently with the meet the candidates forum. but perhaps they are best known for defending the rights of immigrants by reporting on their plight and giving a voice
? in mexico, the debate is raging on whether to ban bullfighting. >> it is still one of the most controversial past times in the americas. bullfighting has been practiced in mexico since the time of the conquistadores, but its days might now be numbered. last year, a proposed ban in the mexican capital only felt at the final hurdle. this time around, the activists are convinced that the legislation will pass. following a partial ban in countries like peru and ecuador, this, the largest bullring in the world in mexico as potential the next site to be closed down. that is something that these fans and the workers here are desperate to avoid. this has been in the hernandez family for five generations. as they run their eye over a possible praetors, they look for speed, strength, and the instinct to charge. the men are very aware that their livelihood is at stake. >> we take care of these animals, is better than we take care of ourselves. there are economic and cultural questions at stake. bullfighting has existed in mexico for more than 500 years. it strikes me as irrational that as a single stro
with the president of mexico. felipe calderon. >> you need to have the principals that know one nation couldn't prosper without rule of law. because that is exactly our main focus, in the sense that we are not prosecuting drugs by drugs themselves. we are looking for rule of law in mexico. we want a country in which the law prevails. otherwise it will be impossible to prosper or to have a fair society. >> rose: we continue talking about google ventures with kevin rose and bill maris. >> we're investing in teams and people more than products at the early stages. so you're looking for larry and certificate guy as they were starting out they are what made google different from lycos and the other search engines. >> rose: we con chrood with the photography of brigitte lacombe. >> she asked would we be interested in doing something similar for london olympic on women in sport. and of course, i mean, it was just like a great opportunity because i mean for me and also for my sister to discover the new world, i know nothing about sports. and it was very intriguing. >> rose: yes. >> and so of course w
in mexico city today. mexican marines had killed the leader of the glet a's drug cartel. heriberto lazcano in a shootout sunday. the navy announced fingerprints confirmed the identity. then a bizarre twist. gunman stole the body from a funeral home before forensic testing could be completedded. >> the owner of garcia funeral services said that maskedded men subdued the employees, took the body from a funeral home in a hearse and forced the driver to drive the vehicle >> suarez: a death photo of the man was released. still the state attorney general, overseeing the operation, said authorities are confident they got the right man. >> an analysis was done comparing the body and its characteristics with the still pictures on file. this comparison resulted in a positive match. >> suarez: lazcano was one of mexico's most feared drug lords, also known as the executioner. he transformed the zetas from enforcers for the gulf cartel into a powerful rival organization. since then the zetas have been blamed for some of the bloodiest atrocities in mexico's six-year war on drugs but in recent months aut
proximity to mexico. >> yes, the united states is a virtual island. atlantic, pacific, canadian arctic to the north, just 33 million middle-class canadians to the north living within 100 miles of the u.s. border. but south of the border half of that boarder is artificial and you have a vibrant big society a third the population of the u.s. much, much poorer. there's a big -- the difference in living standards between the u.s. and mexico is arguably the greatest difference of living standards than any two contiguous countries in the world with the exception of north and south korea. off very young population in mexico. average mexican is 25, average americans 37. mention key has a vibrant developing economy but the northern third of it is controlled by criminal drug cartels. so the kind of state mexico has evolved into will have significance to the kind of society the united states vovls into because hat tin history is demographically moving north. reclaiming the. >> rose: and you only have to look at the political conventions to see how it's influencing american politics. >> right, whe
anywhere. >> but especially california, and j.k., north mexico. -- a.k.a., north mexico. >> is more about his turn, professorial facade. >> with me always is my and burk translator. after the recent town hall debate and the town halt -- the town hall debate -- >> i've got my sweater back. >> when you do make a joke, it has the risk of offending a lot of people. on the iran, most canadians do not care if they have offended you, and that is -- on the other hand, most comedians and do not care if they have offended you. that is where, it gives them strength. >> that is it for our newshour. thanks so much for watching. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers use their expertise in global finance to guide you through the business strategies and opportunities of international commerce. we put our extended global network to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses
, it's doubled since 2005. many blame mexico's drug war, which forced the cartels down into central america. around 80% of cocaine-smuggling flights from the south now touch down in honduras before moving to markets in the united states and europe. >> you have a country in which corruption is deeply set at all levels. then, you have--this is corruption, on one hand, and then, you have drug-related gangs as well involved and getting into police and the military. and then, to have a coup d'etat that tells the military and the police that it's absolutely ok to go above the law, to break the laws, whichever law it is. and you have the situation where we are right now. it's not new. this is not caused by the coup. but it has been worse by the coup. [speaking in spanish] >> radio globo is firmly identified with the anti-coup political opposition in honduras. its journalists follow a radical agenda. the on-air talk is of land rights, corruption, and the links between the authorities and violent crime. [speaking in spanish] >> but talk comes at a price. gilda silverstrucci is one of radio g
moll i was interested to see as well here is what they didn't mention, they didn't mention mexico and the drug crisis there, the drug wars going on and the euro crisis or anything going on in europe, they didn't mention india where probably a lot of, a lot more american jobs are being outsourced there than many other places and mentioned no sub saharan country in africa and didn't mention korea, north korea has a program and sanction that ised are up in the air storks much time was spent on israel, secondarily, some time spent on afghanistan and so much time talking about nation building at home that the pivot almost obscured the rest of the debate for long, long stretches, it was remarkable in that way. i know you can't talk about everything and every debate, but some of the things that didn't get talk about were kind of noticeable. >> rose: what did you think -- >> can i echo that? >> quickly. >> i think particularly mexico and europe, because these are domestic issues, these are affecting the -- europe is affecting our economy like nobody's business, and mexico if you live in t
, anything about mexico or really latin america, about africa, about climate change, about japan. more broadly about asia. they talked about china but asia is getting in some ways, quote unquote, interesting again. in some ways it reminds me of europe of a century ago where a lot of countries are begin to go get more atiff in their foreign policies. you don't have the regional institutions. you don't yet have the reconciliation of past frictions. mhunch is the new president will not have to deal simply with all the obvious challenges of the greater middle east we have come to know. my hunch is they're going to have to deal with all the problems of asian pacific as well as the lingering challenge of the euro zone problem. it will be a full foreign policy in-box for whoever is elected. >> woodruff: fascinating. i don't think much more we're going to hear about foreign policy between now and the election. we did hear about it last night. thank you both for sharing your thoughts with us this evening. thank you both. >> thank you. >> woodruff: and we have other views online. gideon rose, ed
explosion in the gulf of mexico, a layer of oil is floating in the spill area. the u.s. coast guard today said oil samples match b.p.'s macando well, and the oil giant says the sheen likely came from a bent pipe under the surface. lawmakers are calling for an inspection, but federal officials say they don't think the oil will make it to shore. two years ago, the transocean- owned and british petroleum- operated "deepwater horizon" rig exploded, killing 11 people and causing the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. weaker than expected demand-- that's what advanced micro devices said tonight as it cut third-quarter revenue estimates. the computer chip maker says a sluggish global economy is hurting sales across all product lines. amd now sees revenues falling 10% to around $1.3 billion. the shares ended the regular trading session up slightly at $3.20 a share. for the year, they're down 41%, and in after-hours trading tonight, they fell below $3. the a.m.d. warning comes as we see personal computer sales in a nosedive. two research firms are out with new data showing p.c. shipments in
on the company's oil leases in the gulf of mexico. as they increasingly go toe-to- toe with u.s. companies around the world, chinese state-owned companies present a crucial challenge to u.s. policy makers. >> and that's creating pressure not only politically, but also pressure from the business community saying "how are we, a private company, going to compete with the largeness and power and the funding of a entire government?" >> reporter: in the last three months chinese companies invested $3 billion in the united states, and a report by the rhodium group predicts the dealmaking will soon expand beyond energy, into services like entertainment, hotels and finance. darren gersh, "n.b.r.", washington. >> susie: on wall street today, investors were hesitant to buy stocks ahead of tonight's big presidential debate. they were also pre-occupied with that flood of earnings we told you about earlier. and, as suzanne reported, revenues are the key worry for investors, and a big theme of tonight's "market focus." after the close, texas instruments reported a decline in revenues, due to falling demand for
in the gulf of mexico. shares of chevron were down about $2 in after-hours trading. and finally, all five of the most actively traded etfs ended lower. hardest hit were powershare's q's and ishare's russell 2000. and that's tonight's "market focus." it may be a tougher christmas than expected for some of the nation's retailers. the latest survey of consumers by the n.p.d. group shows just one in ten plan to spend more on gifts this year than last. the retail tracking firm says the rest plan to spend the same as last year or less. and when they do shop, the results show consumers will be focused on practical items, convenience and value. coupons from web sites like groupon and living social are also popular with consumers. and deals that are sold year- round are also becoming popular holiday gifts. right now, companies are getting ready for what could be a huge season for the daily deal industry. sylvia hall continues our coverage of holiday retail. >> reporter: here at living social's washington headquarters, teams are working to offer gifts you can't take home in a box-- everything from
. it said the median age of users is 22 and the five top markets are brazil, india, indonesia, mexico and the united states. despite the rising customer base, facebook stock has lost 40% of its value since the company went public in may. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: fears that the syrian civil war may escalate into a regional conflict grew today, as neighboring turkey shelled military targets inside syria for a second day. that's after a syrian mortar round hit a turkish home on wednesday killing five people. lindsey hilsum of "independent television news" filed this report. >> reporter: they were killed not in syria but over the border in turkey, casualties of a conflict that threatens to destabilize the region. the town of akcakale is dangerously close to the fighting-- a line on a map was no protection for three children and two women from the same family. >> ( translated ): the dead people are my neighbors, just next door. we have been psychologically ruined during the past month and a half, both adults and children. we can't sleep at
, moved operations to mexico. newton lost about 1,800 jobs and millions from its local economy. >> our main focus for newton right now is... is getting people back to work as well as jasper county. so, i mean, our focus is... is employment. >> reporter: chaz allen has been mayor here for nine years, we caught up with him after a charity motorcycle ride. he says two companies have moved into newton, building windmill towers and turbines and employing almost 1,000 people. allen's support is squarely behind president obama thanks to the wind energy tax credit designed to help these businesses grow. >> mitt romney's message is to get rid of the wind production tax credit. well, that's big here because we've got t.p.i. and trinity both producing wind turbines and wind towers, and that's a critical factor for us to keep those plants moving past 2013. >> reporter: o. kay henderson says these single issue voters add up quickly in such a small state. >> if iowa does again come down to a few thousand votes, these sort of narrow cast issues can have a huge effect. and so that is why you see the o
barons from mexico and india. once deputy editor of the globe and mail in canada and the correspondent for the financial times and the economists she is now the editor of thompson reuters digital. we're joined by matt taibbi who has made the magazine rolling stone a go-to source for understanding the financial scandals in rural america. who can forget his 2009 article on the great american bubble machine. which describes goldman sachs as a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity relentlessly so jabbing its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. welcome to you both. income inequality has soared to the highest level since the great depression. with the top 1% taking 93% of the income earned in the first year after the recovery. the first full year after the recovery. why are the two candidates not talking about inequality growing at breakneck speed? >> you know, i think because it is still a taboo in american political life. and in american cultural life. one of the economists i talked to who works for the world bank, and he said to me, you know, and he's a sp
, the cambodias and what happens to countries like mexico which have a huge geographic advantage here. those are linkages that are worth following. >> rose: hillary clinton famously today somebody overheard on an open mic, how do you admonish your bankers?" speaking of something she wanted to say to the chinese over there. does that banker creditor relationship have an impact on this relationship. >> i would counter the secretary's insight with perhaps the other one which is when you owe the bank a million dollars it's your problem, when you owe them a trillion it's their problem. i think this is a very interactive, locked together there are questions about the u.s. fiscal outlook and china is a sort of separate part of that. i don't think that's part of the -- >> rose: you're optimistic about sglurp >> well, i'm less pessimistic. when we've spoken in the past i've always been the most pessimistic person in the room and i went into -- earlier this summer i was deeply, deeply pessimistic because i thought that -- and i've never thought the pessimism/optimism should be about economics, it's al
the three southern states, ohio is the ball game, if gulf of mexico i don't have any, if governor romney wins ohio he wins the pie. >> if he loses it makes it virtually impossible for governor romney to win. >> and charlie if you want to get in the weed a little bit more about this. >> rose: i do. >> one thing about the obama campaign on one massive level the obama campaign kind of knows that it is probably going to lose florida, but it has enough money to keep governor romney having to spend money in florida in order to win florida, and so they kind of -- as you said, they will never say this publicly but i think they recognize they probably will end up losing florida and wind up losing north carolina but if they can make governor romney spend a bunch of resources in those states, it gives him a better chance to be able to do what they need to do in ohio, where they have had this advantage, even if it has narrowed down and in virginia which is really a tossup state, the as state of surprisingly large percentage of hispanics, eight or nine percent hispanic in virginia and helps president
republican governor of new mexico, said transparency is key. >> i think when it comes to political campaign contributions that candidates should have to wear nascar-like jackets with patches on the jackets. >> reporter: on the war on drugs, most of the candidates agreed it's time to legalize marijuana and more. green party candidate jill stein: >> marijuana is a substance that is dangerous because it's illegal. it's not illegal on account of it being dangerous, because it's not dangerous at all. >> reporter: rocky anderson echoed that sentiment. >> we need to end drug prohibition just like we ended alcohol prohibition and treat drug use and abuse as a public health and education issue and get it entirely out of the criminal justice system. >> reporter: but virgil goode disagreed. the former congressman from virginia was once a democrat, then a republican before joining the constitution party. >> let's be clear about my position on this. unlike gary, rocky and jill, i'm not for legalizing drugs. if you want that, vote for one of them, don't vote for me. >> reporter: all of the candidates agr
. >> narrator: mitt's great- grandfather miles was an early church leader who had established a colony in mexico. >> the romneys had left the united states and went to mexico to avoid persecution, but it's also to pursue polygamy. >> narrator: miles romney had five wives and 30 children. >> they built a ranch and he's back in stone age conditions with no money. romney's father is now on the scene. that gets destroyed by guerrillas. they move back to california, poverty again. they build it back up. they move back to salt lake city. they build it back up. romney's whole history of a family is that they knocked us down, we built it back up. we didn't make a fortune; we made a bunch of fortunes. and they resented us for our success, but we kept coming back. that's romney's history. >> with someone with a name with romney you heard about the sufferings of your ancestors and their sacrifices and all they've done that you feel like, well, it's my turn now; i've got to pick up the baton and run with it. >> narrator: but mitt and his family rarely tell the story to outsiders. >> it's an incredible histo
of immigrants. we welcome people coming to this country as immigrants. my dad was born in mexico of american parents. ann's dad was born in wales and is a first-generation american. we welcome legal immigrants into this country. i want our legal system to work better. i want it to be streamlined. i want it to be clearer. you shouldn't have to hire a lawyer to figure out how to get into this country legally. i also think we should give visas to people, green cards rather to people who graduate with skills that we need, people around the world with accredited degrees in science and math. get a green card stapled to their diploma. come to the usa. we should make sure that our legal system works. number two we're going to have to stop ill lem immigration. there are four million people who are waiting in line to get here legally. those who come here illegally take mr. place. i will not grant amnesty to those who come here illegally. what i will do is put in place an employment verification system and make sure that employers that hire people who have come here illegally are sanctioned for doing s
went unmentioned. you know. >> ifill: you start the list, to you go to mexico, every -- >> the entire north american continent. >> mali had a very good night. >> it came up several times. >> woodruff: david, it did seem to me that mitt romney had a clear strategy of not trying to get-- not only not get rattled, but to be agreeable, to be as you said a minute ago, presidential, above the fray. i think i counted at least three or four times where he said stepping back here, to take a bigger picture. >> partly he's got it distance himself frankly from the bush administration. some perception that he is republican, will get us into a lot of wars. he mentioned peace more than george mcgovern probably did in equal debates. then a lot of the swing voters are women. and he doesn't want to feel too aggressive and too hostile so he wants to feel somebody who is secure, someone you can trust. and then finally he just wants to seem presidential. and so those were obviously the three goals and there is one thing if you give mitt romney some goals he will stick to them. >> ifill: was it me, mark or
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